KARA Family Resource Centre

Parent Education

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Provides parenting programs, courses, and workshops.

Service offers:

  • programs and workshops on child development and parenting


  • Indigenous Literacy and Parenting Skills (ILAPS) - a 9 week cultural program focused on parenting and literacy skills, along with Indigenous culture and teachings, that explores values, traditions, and the history of Indigenous people; each session begins with a light meal of stew / soup and bannock, as well as a smudge and prayer; topics include early literacy, building self-esteem, listening, communication, and discipline
  • Caring Families - a 12 week parenting program that teaches parents new skills and builds on already existing skills in a safe and supportive environment that includes parent - child bonding activities, an educational parent group, 1-on-1 support from staff, access to a parent resource library, networking opportunities with other parents, and a lunch / snack
  • COPEing with Toddler Behaviour - an 8 session, weekly group for parents of toddlers that explores how toddler behaviour is shaped and explores ideas to prevent challenging situations from happening, ways to respond to challenging toddler behaviours, group problem solving exercises and skills building exercises, and provides homework opportunities for parents to practice what is learned in the group
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen - a 6 session parenting class offering skills and tips to foster positive communication between parent and child, with such topics as helping children deal with their feelings, engaging co-operation,  alternatives to punishment, encouraging independence, praise and self-esteem, and freeing children from playing roles
  • Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) - a 13 session family literacy and parenting skills program that supports parents in becoming positive literacy role models by developing and enhancing their own language and literacy skills, while discussing parenting topics such as child growth and development, building self-esteem, listening skills, positive discipline, dealing with conflict, and problem-solving
  • Nobody's Perfect - a 6 session, weekly parenting class for parents that covers such topics as looking after yourself as a parent, keeping children safe and healthy, helping children to learn and develop the skills they need, and encouraging positive behavior
  • Parenting Workshops - single session workshops on various parenting topics, with a different topic being covered during each session
  • Parenting in 2 Cultures - an 8 week program for parents who are new to Canada; participants with limited English are welcome; parents spend time discussing what it is like to raise children in the countries that they have come from and in Canada; the facilitator shares information about the positive parenting strategies that are used in Canada with participants; parents also support each other as they seek to find a way to parent in Canada without losing the traditions and culture that they value
  • Super Dads Super Kids - an 8 week interactive program for men and the children they are raising; good kids don't just happen, they are nurtured by caring, involved, and responsible adults; the focus on this program is on responsible fathers - men who make a conscious choice to be the solid role models kids are longing for and need today; the topic includes the role of a super dad, child development, communication, emotional and physical health, positive discipline, and work-life balance; when dads and kids are put together, good things happen
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • parents and caregivers
Eligibility varies depending on program:
  • Caring Families - parents and their children 0 to 6 years (attend as a family)
  • COPEing with Toddler Behaviour - parents with children 12 to 36 months
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen - parents with children 3 years and older
  • Literacy and Parenting Skills - parents with children 0 to 6 years
  • Nobody’s Perfect - expectant or first - time parents of children 0 to 3 years
  • Parenting Workshops - parents of children 0 to 12 years (varies depending on workshop topic)
  • Parenting in 2 Cultures - parents with children 0 to 6 years
  • Super Dads Super Kids - fathers and their children 0 to 12 years
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • some programs will be offered virtually due to COVID-19
  • contact for details
Application and intake interview required for Caring Families.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Last Updated On
April 21, 2017
6717 132 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5C 2A4
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